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  • John Carter bites off more than even Woola can chew, but it's built on something rare: wonder instead of Hollywood cynicism. show more

  • The opening to John Carter is a dud, a battle between airships made of woven bamboo, bursting into computer-generated flame over a sandy terrain. There's nothing to see, nothing to think about, nothing to care about, and nothing to feel, just emptiness. The emptiness is never filled over the course of 132 long, barren minutes. show more

  • Though the project, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel "A Princess of Mars," is ambitious, it's also bloated, dreary and humorless. show more

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  • July 25, 2013 jk00000000159022
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    I dont even understand why we give professional critics a job. This has to have been one of the better movies this year. Will watch again

  • July 09, 2013 pl00000000156146
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    The critics are idiots. John Carter sneaks up on you, the more you watch, the more you come to love it. Kitsch is a cool guy and Collins is gorgeous and an extremely engaging actress. The two have an amazing chemistry. Rarely have I been swallowed up by a movie like I was with Carter. Fantastic.

  • April 17, 2013 Robert Coplin
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    I think this is one of the best movies I have in the last dozen years ranking up their with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series.The reason why John Carter didn\'t do better in the United States was that the movie should have been named John Carter of Mars.

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